Obstetric Violence

I realized that I really didn’t know my body until this situation. I felt that wasn’t right, and it was violence in a sense. I knew that many women have abortions and that a miscarriage is something that can happen. What was shocking was that I was in a room by myself without my husband, regardless that it was a matter that involved us both. I was with eight other women, and while the doctors were doing the procedure to each of us, they were talking about other things and laughing.

This has made me think about going through this process of pregnancy and how I want to teach my daughters to think about their own bodies.

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C created this story as a participant in the Girl-talk-Girl program (girltalkgirl.org) by Footage (footageproject.org). Girl-talk-Girl connects young women worldwide, using mobile digital storytelling to spark dialogue and change around the gender-based violence present in their lives. Footage is a NGO with a mission to raise voices to elevate lives through creative research, media arts, and the science of storytelling.